CCTV Victims of Industrial Wind Part 2

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Wind Turbine Noise Testimony in Vermont

click on image or here to listen to wind turbine noise testimony in Vermont House committee

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Noise Control expert Steve Ambrose testifies about wind turbine noise (by phone) to Vermont House Natural Resources & Energy Committee, April 15, 2016

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Legislature must act to protect Vermonters from pollution

Legislature must act to protect Vermonters from pollution

Recently the Vermont Senate voted against protecting Vermonters who live near industrial wind turbines. The Senate voted against requiring sound monitoring to ensure compliance with noise pollution standards. Green Mountain Power’s lobbyist Todd Bailey of KSE Partners told Senators that GMP could not afford to pay an unsubstantiated cost of $264,000 for sound monitoring for its industrial wind project in Lowell. As reported in Seven Days “they (the army of energy lobbyist) got their message to Senator Bray and other Senators in a hurry. The Senate voted 18-8 to strike sound monitoring from the bill.”

It is enlightening to understand GMP’s opposition to the cost of sound monitoring at industrial wind projects in comparison to other costs at GMP. For instance, sound monitoring annual costs, estimated by ethical experts to be $50,000 to $75,000, pale in comparison to the annual compensation for GMP CEO Mary Powell.

According to the Valener Energy Company Management Proxy Circular, included with the March 22, 2016 stockholders’ meeting notice, total annual compensation to GMP CEO Mary Powell for the fiscal year ending September 2015 was $1.9 million. Her total compensation for 2013, 2104 and 2015 was over $5 million. Her total compensation consists of base salary, annual and long term incentive plan (bonus pay), current pension value and other compensation. Her current retirement benefit is $3.3 million. Continue reading

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House Natural Resources Committee Voting on S.230, April 21, 2016

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Senate Health & Welfare Committee Hearing on Wind Turbine Noise Complaint Process, April 7, 2016

Audio of first witness is poor, and was poor for the people in the room, too, due to the quality of the voice, not the equipment used to record. Bear with it, it gets better.  And it is important to try and hear what the first witness says.

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How Vermont is Protecting High Elevation Waters

Video of Talk by Princeton Hydro engineer Geoffrey Goll, Wind Versus Water, March 18, 2016, Grafton, Vermont.  This short version does not include audience Q&A.

Screen Shot 2016-03-20 at 12.51.11 PMIntro by Nancy Tips and Talk by Geoffrey Goll

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Full video of Wind versus Water, with audience Q&A

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